Max Margolius is a Director of Research at the Center for Promise at Americas Promise Alliance where he helps lead and coordinate a variety of research projects focusing on understanding and supporting young people’s learning and development. The results of his work have appeared in numerous peer reviewed journals, books, and reports.
Prior to joining the Center he served as Community School Director for a school in Brooklyn, NY where he led a holistic turnaround effort, facilitated school-community partnerships, co-chaired the community school leadership team, and organized a broad range of both in and out of school student supports. Prior to that role Max served as teaching fellow of Citizen Schools NJ where he helped found their 8th Grade Academy Program. He later served as a founding teacher of an Expeditionary Learning Charter School in Brooklyn, NY where he helped build the middle school Humanities curriculum, taught 7th grade English, and coordinated school-wide systems of restorative discipline and social-emotional learning. He began his career working in wilderness and residential settings serving young people struggling with severe emotional and behavioral developmental challenges and their families.
Max received a B.A. in English from Skidmore College, an M.S.Ed from the University of Pennsylvania, a certificate of Educational Leadership from High Tech High Graduate School of Education, and is in the final stages of completing his Ph.D. from Boston University.